Alsace Aromatic Trio
These wines are sold as a 3-pack. When ordering this 3-pack you will receive 1 bottle of each of the wines below.
The tasting notes at the time of their release for each of the wines below can be found on our website under the heading “Our Wines”. We have chosen these wines for their interest in their development, and because stock levels are still adequate in our cellar.
2014 Riesling, a warm year with early maturation and full-body, mid-palate flavours. The wine is broadening out and the acidity is softening. This allows for secondary flavours and aromatics to get the upper hand, where the pretty fruit and floral characters are subsiding. It is still in its prime, the wine is showing a promising development and evolution. Give the wine time in the glass to open up, it will reward you. We have earmarked this wine for a 2024 library release too.
2012 Pinot Gris, a cool and wet year with a late harvest for Pinot Gris. This was to get the most benefit from the high maturation, texture and flavour we are after with this wine. Firm upon release, the acidity is loosening its grip, which provides the wine with more mid-palate weight and texture, showing more fatness and roundness. Together with our Gewürztraminer this is our flagship wine driven by texture and mouthfeel, with an ode to the classic wines of Alsace.
2009 Dry River Estate Gewürztraminer, this was the last time we were ever able to make the Estate wine, the vines were removed after harvest, hence we now only have Gewürztraminer in our Lovat vineyard. We always saw a special dimension in the wine from this particular site. Perhaps it is the heavier clay content in the soil that provided a depth and weight unlike any other, or that the vines were still on their own root system like we see in our Pinot Gris. Either way, the ageing ability is remarkable and often underestimated for Gewürztraminer. Still youthful with fresh spices, ginger and lychees slowly making room for honeycomb and orange peel.
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